In-class reading, independent reading, and quizzes
Incorporating internet based reading tools that allow students to compose responses similar to their state mandated testing. Also, giving students concise feedback that is useful to them right away.
I made quizzes and used already available questions for reading passages to allow for students to practice and become more skilled at using the computer to read and respond.
It allows me to really use technology in a meaningful way- more so than game links, so students can learn and become both computer literate and language literate. Having a library at their fingertips was wonderful.
Non-fiction, poetry, and fiction reading passages were used all year. I made quizzes for Lit Circle books we read in small groups in class.
Use it regularly. The benefits are compounded when it becomes at least a weekly activity for the students.